First Buddhist Monk to do SELF immolation in Protest of Vietnam War
June 11, 1963
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| First Buddhist Monk to do Self Immolation|
translation =(Buddhist) monk T Quang Duc
Dowsed with Gasoline & sitting in Lotus position
The flame was ignited
Stoic as the flames burned
Cremated by the fire and stoic the entire time
He is taken away
The Heart that would not burn is put on the alter at the Buddhist Temple.
These photos/cards were purchased at their Temple in Saigon- After he had done this.
Provided by Gerald "Jerry" Masini